Vegetarian

25Jul 2016

This is a lovely thick omelette made for four, served cut into wedges. Serves: 4 adults Preparation time: 10 mins Cooking time: 12 mins Ingredients: 2 tsp vegetable oil 1 courgette, coarsely grated 2 tomatoes, chopped 6 eggs 2 tbsp 1% fat milk 4 slices wholemeal bread 1 pinch ground black pepper What to do: Preheat […]

30Mar 2016

Vegetarian food is never dull – especially if you serve these colourful rice-filled peppers and tomatoes. Serves: 4 adults Preparation time: 20 mins Cooking time: 1 hr 0 mins Ingredients: 150g wholegrain brown rice 2 tsp vegetable oil 1 large onion chopped 2 celery sticks finely sliced 2 garlic cloves crushed 2 handfuls mushrooms (cup […]

23Jul 2015

Your kids will fall in love with these tasty cheese and salsa tortillas – called quesadillas in Mexico. They’re ready to eat in about 15 minutes, making them a perfect bite to eat when children arrive home hungry. Serves: 4 adults Preparation time: 10 mins Cooking time: 5 mins Ingredients: 2 tomatoes finely chopped 1 small avocado peeled, pitted […]

03Jul 2015

Not only great for breakfast but you can have these at any time of the day. Serves: 2 adults Preparation time: 4 mins Cooking time: 4-5 mins Ingredients: 1 small banana 2 large eggs 90g of rolled oats 200g of fat free cottage cheese 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp vanilla extract What to do: Mash the banana and […]

01Jul 2015

Simple and satisfying – and made in minutes! Serves: 4 adults Preparation time: 10 mins Cooking time: 0 mins Ingredients: 100g reduced fat hummus 50g 0% fat Greek yoghurt 1 tbsp fresh coriander 1 carrot finely grated 1 red pepper deseeded and sliced ½ cucumber sliced into sticks 4 celery sticks cut into short lengths […]

15Jun 2015

Enjoy a glass of this fabulously fruity drink. Serves: 4 adults Preparation time: 5 mins Cooking time: 0 mins Ingredients: 2 ripe bananas 2 kiwi fruit peeled and chopped 1 nectarine pitted and sliced 400ml unsweetened apple juice 300ml cold water 1 tsp vanilla extract What to do: Slice the bananas into a blender and […]

10Jun 2015

Not only great for breakfast but you can have these at any time of the day to keep the munchies away. Serves: 1 adult Preparation time: 2 mins Cooking time: 3-4 mins Ingredients: 2 eggs 1 banana 2 tablespoons of oatbran What to do: Beat the eggs and mash the banana. Spray frying pan with oil / one […]

18May 2015

A simple mix of Mediterranean vegetables and potatoes makes a vibrant and thoroughly tasty dish. Serves: 4 adults Preparation time: 5 mins Cooking time: 25 mins Ingredients: 800g salad potatoes thickly sliced 1 courgette sliced 1 aubergine sliced 1 red pepper 1 yellow pepper 50g pine nuts chopped 2 tbsp red pesto 1 tbsp olive oil What […]

06May 2015

Muffins are very easy to make, and they’re perfect for breakfast on the go. You can freeze them too, so you don’t have to eat them all at once! Serves: 12 adults Preparation time: 20 mins Cooking time: 25 mins Ingredients: 150g plain flour 1½ tsp baking powder 50g caster sugar 100ml semi-skimmed milk 1 egg 1 tsp […]

23Apr 2015

This easy curry is packed full of vegetables. Just serve in warm bowls for a very satisfying meal. Serves: 4 adults Preparation time: 20 mins Cooking time: 40 mins Ingredients: 2 tsp vegetable oil 2 medium onions chopped 1 medium apple cored and chopped 1 garlic clove crushed 2 tbsp Jalfrezi curry paste 1 carrot sliced 1 […]

27Feb 2015

This pudding tastes SO good! And it’s a great way to use up bread that you’ve had for 2-3 days. Serves: 4 adults Preparation time: 30 mins Cooking time: 35 mins Ingredients: 25g low-fat spread 4 slices wholemeal bread crusts removed 50g sultanas 1 orange 2 eggs 450ml skimmed milk 1 tsp vanilla extract 20g caster sugar […]

16Feb 2015

Pancakes are always a treat – and they’re nutritious as well as tasty, providing protein, carbohydrate and calcium from the egg, flour and milk. Serves: 4 adults Preparation time: 10 mins Cooking time: 15 mins Ingredients: 125g plain flour 1 pinch salt 1 egg large 300ml 1% fat milk 2 tsp vegetable oil 1 lemon sliced into quarters […]

09Feb 2015

Just the thing for a tasty savoury snack. Serves: 10 adults Preparation time: 15 mins Cooking time: 25 mins Ingredients: 250g plain flour 1 tbsp baking powder 1 egg 240ml 1% fat milk 70g low-fat spread melted 25g parmesan cheese finely grated 1 courgette coarsley grated 50g spinach cooked, cooled and chopped What to do: […]

19Jan 2015

Homemade soups are quick and easy to make – and they taste so good! Serves: 4 adults Preparation time: 15 mins Cooking time: 30 mins Ingredients: 1 large onion chopped 1 carrot chopped 1 red pepper deseeded and chopped 900ml reduced salt vegetable or chicken stock 50g dried red lentils 1 pinch ground ginger (optional) 4 […]

19Nov 2014

Pancakes are quick and tasty all year round, so don’t just leave them for Shrove Tuesday – enjoy them in this delicious dessert! Serves: 4 adults Preparation time: 10 mins Cooking time: 12 mins Ingredients: 75g plain flour 1 egg 200ml 1% fat milk 2 tsp vegetable oil 1 apple cored and thinly sliced 1 tsp […]

13Nov 2014

This recipe is so tasty! It is perfect served cold packed in lunches, though it tastes equally good served warm with vegetables or salad. Serves: 4 adults Preparation time: 15 mins Cooking time: 30 mins Ingredients: 100g pasta shapes 1 tsp vegetable oil 1 small onion chopped 2 courgettes grated 2 carrots grated 4 eggs 50g reduced […]

02Oct 2014

This recipe turns what is often a high-fat family favourite into a healthier option for everyone. Serves: 4 adults Preparation time: 15 mins Cooking time: 35 mins Ingredients: 300g macaroni 50g low-fat spread 1 small onion finely chopped 50g plain flour 600ml semi-skimmed milk 100g reduced fat mature Cheddar cheese grated 1 tsp English mustard 1 pinch […]

19Sep 2014

Pizza Squares

September 19, 2014 Evening Meal, Vegetarian

Fancy a pizza – pronto? These are made with brown square wraps – and they’re quicker to make than ordering a pizza! Serves: 4 adults Preparation time: 10 mins Cooking time: 12 mins Ingredients: 4 brown square wraps 8 tbsp tomato puree 4 tsp dried Italian mixed herbs 8 tomatoes thinly slice 80g reduced fat hard cheese […]

02Sep 2014

It’s easy to make this delicious cottage pie with vegetarian mince instead of beef. The curry powder spices up the flavour, yet isn’t too strong. Serves: 4 adults Preparation time: 20 mins Cooking time: 35 mins Ingredients: 600g potatoes cut into chunks 500g butternut squash peeled and cut into chunks 1 tsp vegetable oil 1 medium onion chopped […]

22Aug 2014

This classic British pudding is so simple to make, and it tastes delicious with its crown of golden meringue. Serves: 4 adults Preparation time: 35 mins Cooking time: 30 mins Ingredients: 1 tsp low-fat spread 50g white or wholemeal breadcrumbs 225ml 1% fat milk 1 tsp vanilla extract 40g caster sugar 2 eggs separated 2 tbsp reduced-sugar […]

01Aug 2014

These tasty mini treats are a healthier version of flapjacks, with more fruit, less fat and less syrup. Serves: 16 adults Preparation time: 15 mins Cooking time: 15 mins Ingredients: 100g low-fat spread 4 tbsp golden syrup 250g porridge oats 50g ready-to-eat apricots chopped 50g dried cherries chopped ½ tsp ground mixed spice 1 egg beaten What […]

24Jul 2014

For an icy-cold refreshing drink, blend frozen raspberries with apple juice and orange juice. Serves: 4 adults Preparation time: 5 mins Cooking time: 0 mins Ingredients: 200g frozen raspberries 400ml unsweetened apple juice 200ml freshly squeezed orange juice What to do: Tip the frozen raspberries into a blender and add the apple juice and orange juice. […]

10Jul 2014

If you’ve never made roast sweet potatoes, you must give them a try. They taste so good dipped into a quick-to-make salsa. Perfect served with a simple side salad or as a snack to share. Serves: 4 adults Preparation time: 15 mins Cooking time: 35 mins Ingredients: 4 medium-sized sweet potato (about 1kg in total), scrubbed 2 tsp vegetable […]

04Jul 2014

This fruity cake is so easy to make, so don’t worry if you haven’t done much baking before. It doesn’t use any added fat at all and it’s high in fruit and fibre, making it a healthier choice. Serves: 12 adults Preparation time: 20 mins Cooking time: 55 mins Ingredients: 100g low sugar bran flakes 250ml semi-skimmed milk […]

18Jun 2014

These light, tasty muffins are so delicious for an afternoon tea treat. They’re great to pop one into a packed lunch box. Serves: 8 adults Preparation time: 15 mins Cooking time: 30 mins Ingredients: 200g plain flour 2 tsp baking powder 100g light muscovado or soft brown sugar 1 egg 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp orange […]

18Jun 2014

Make a delicious smoothie with fresh or frozen blueberries blended with bananas and skimmed milk. Serves: 4 adults Preparation time: 5 mins Cooking time: 0 mins Ingredients: 150g frozen blueberries (fresh is also fine) 2 ripe bananas 800ml skimmed milk 1 tsp vanilla extract What to do: Tip the blueberries into a blender and slice in the […]

18Jun 2014

Bought muffins can be way too big, and packed with sugar. This healthier snack-size version cuts down on fat and sugar, and includes more fruit. Serves: 8 adults Preparation time: 20 mins Cooking time: 25 mins Ingredients: 125g low-fat spread melted and cooled slightly 2 tbsp skimmed milk 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 eggs beaten 100g self-raising flour […]

18Jun 2014

Here’s a delicious version of bread and butter pudding, which is quick and easy to make. It’s an ideal way to use up slightly stale bread. Serves: 4 adults Preparation time: 15 mins Cooking time: 35 mins Ingredients: 25g low-fat spread 6 slices sliced fruit bread 50g ready-to-eat apricots chopped 2 eggs 450ml semi-skimmed milk 1 tsp […]

20May 2014

Sweet Potato and Apple Soup Serves 4 Fat per serving 0.50% Calories per serving 98KCal Ingredients: 1 red onion, sliced 1 tsp paprika 2 garlic cloves, crushed pinch dried chilli flakes 750ml vegetable stock 200g cooking apple, chopped 250g sweet potatoes, chopped 1 tbsp freshly chopped chives salt and freshly ground black pepper Cooking Instructions: In a large […]